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"Help! I have pain in my knees and I have been told there is nothing I can do apart from taking painkillers and rest."

Knee pain is an increasing problem in society and as a result we see more and more patients with knee problems in our practice at Advanced Healthcare.

Chiropractic treatment is very effective for many of the problems that cause knee pain and although a condition such as osteoarthritis is not curable, the symptoms can be reduced and the progression of the problem can be helped thanks to our unique approach to treatment. Please read on to find out how!

  • If knee pain is limiting your day-to-day or sporting activities,
  • you have been given painkillers and been told to rest with no long-term improvement, or
  • you have been told you have arthritis and there is nothing that can be done?

Then chiropractic treatment may well be the answer.

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The Knee Joint Anatomy

The knee is a complex joint that relies heavily on ligaments and muscles for stability.The knee is a major weight bearing joint and is composed of:

  • the tibio-femoral joint (between the thigh and lower leg)
  • the patello-femoral joint (between the knee cap and the thigh),
  • muscles and ligaments, which gives active and passive stability to the knee.
  • two ring shaped cartilage discs in the knee, called the menisci (one meniscus).

knee_anterior_musculature_V2.jpgExamination of the Knee Joint

When pain is perceived as coming from the knee, all the anatomical components need to be examined and in addition to the knee joint, the low back, pelvis, hip, ankle and foot need to be examined due to the direct influence they have on the knee, and vice versa.

As chiropractors we take a comprehensive medical history and perform a thorough physical and biomechanical examination in order to make an accurate diagnosis - without an accurate diagnosis, the treatment will not be successful.

Our approach of assessing and treating the knee includes the evaluation of the other joints and muscles relating to the knee. This is for several reasons:

  • Firstly, pain can be referred from other structures in the low back, pelvis and hip into the knee, in certain conditions.
  • Secondly, if other joints in the lower limb are not working correctly they can put increased stress on the knee joint, resulting in injury over time. Therefore to resolve the knee pain chiropractors may also treat other areas, to maximize long-term improvement. 

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Chiropractic treatment of knee pain

We have outlined the process of our treatment below to give you an idea of our approach. We would normally modify the treatment to suit each patient and their specific conditions. So the type of treatment that is most appropriate for one person is not necessarily right for another.

knee_lateral_musculature_V2.jpgStage 1: Reduce joint inflammation and reduce pain.

How?

  • Avoidance of aggravating factors, use of a support, sports tape
  • Ice to reduce inflammation, muscle spasm and pain
  • Soft tissue healing: low-level laser therapy (LLLT), ultrasound and interferential therapy

Stage 2: Normalize joint function

How?

  • Specific chiropractic manipulation and mobilization techniques to areas of restricted movement in the knee and surrounding joints, to increase movement, improve the function and reduce pain
  • Deep soft tissue massage, trigger-point therapy and cross-friction.

Stage 3: Rehabilitation exercise program

  • When appropriate we introduce specific stretching and exercises to improve strength, endurance and stability. We also work on improving your balance and your sense of joint position (proprioception). This will help you to return to normal and also prevent new injuries.

Call Advanced Healthcare today and have Dr. Pisarek evaluate and treat
your knee pain, and improve it's strength, function and endurance.

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I have been a patient of Dr. Pisarek for a few years now. Every morning I have to say "thank you Dr. P.!". Your care and your treatment renew my energy... no more pains in my lower back, knee and foot. With your help I lost 20 pounds and I am keeping it off. I am really grateful to you and your wife Hilda for taking care of me. My retirement got a new meaning, thanks to you.

Eva Horazdovska
Toronto, ON

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